Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bringing in the Flowers…

Hey my friends!!

Tennessee has evidently decided to skip winter this year and move right on into spring.  We are having unseasonably warm weather and it’s wonderful.

The warm weather means I am in the mood for flowers and for bringing a little spring into our home.

My mantel is the first thing I changed up…


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White tulips are my favorite and I think they look beautiful in that great old blue Ball jar!  I love the way tulips just fall perfectly, don’t you?


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Old books, a chippy white birdhouse, my husband’s baby shoes that I love using, and gorgeous blue bottles, along with white tulips, turn my mantel into a happy spring thing for me.


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If we do get some more cold days and want to light a fire, I will definitely take my French book page garland down. 


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This flea market bench is great for extra seating and also pulls in my favorite green color.


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I know I just showed you way too many mantel pictures, but I told you that it made me happy to look at it with all of it’s springiness.


I set out one more little bouquet of flowers on our coffee table.  Bright yellow and full of cheer!


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I’ll leave you with that little bit of cheer and I will tell you thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.

Thanks for your friendship and God bless you all!


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31 comments:

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love, love, love your mantel! So spring-y! I love all of your chippy goodies! Love the flowers.
We are getting a blizzard here in Colorado right now!

~Shanon

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your flowers make me wish for spring! Just lovely.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Love the bouquet! So pretty.

Our winter has been disappointingly snow free and springlike so far. The sski resorts in our area are suffering because of it. I like being able to save on heating bills but am still dreaming of having at least one major snow storm before it's officially spring.

Blessings~

chateau chic said...

I love how the fabulous tin behind the jar of tulips pulls the whole vignette together. You have a great style!
Mary Alice

Barb said...

Beautiful mantel! I love your bench too!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

The best of chippy vintage pulled together so well. Love your mantle decoration.
Joy

Liz said...

I LOVE your tulips on your mantel! That is such a sweet vignette with the baby shoes! And the darling little yellow arrangement is a breath of Spring! :) Thank you so much for joining in for FCF! :) Love your images.

~Liz

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Amy,
Your mantle looks absolutely beautiful!!! I love the tulips, they make everything look so springy.
I hope your doing well and have a wonderful weekend!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Dawn@MakingHome said...

Very pretty ! Love the white tulips and all the glass on your mantle! Tulips are my daughters favorite flower and I love red ones . I'm dreaming of spring now !

NanaDiana said...

Love your mantle, Ames! It is just lovely and I love white tulips, too! We are still pretty frigid here but it has been a warm winter.

I am driving to Florida with two daughters and 3 kids. I will wave when I go through TN! xo Diana

afistfullofweeds* said...

Your flea market bench and giant birdcage made me smile!! Looks Great! Rhonda

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I'm loving your bench and mantel!!! Gorgeous flowers, too!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Amy!!! I'm your newest follower!!! :)

XO, Aimee

Sue said...

Oh how I love those sweet baby shoes! I still have a pair of mine. :-)
Your mantel looks lovely. Glassware has always been a favorite of mine in any type of display.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

It's always so beautiful here. Your decorating is just nice.

It's me said...

Love your post !! hrat !! like the ball pot with the tulips !! like the zinc bsket too.....happy weekend darling....love love Ria...xxx...

mississippi artist said...

Nothing like fresh flowers to cheer one up. Love the mantel, hope spring IS here and you don't have to use the fire. However I heard on the weather channel , that the La Nina that the South has been under is slowly changing-uh-oh- probably will have snow or ice in April!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Your mantel looks great! I wish we were that close to spring! We have had a very mild winter even up north here in northern Michigan. Love your fresh cut flowers!

Becky C said...

Gorgeous spring flowers, Amy. Love the way you changed up your mantel! The old tin on the wall looks perfect there. The bottles & bird cage are so pretty, too. And you know I adore that galvanized tote on your coffee table.
It looks like spring over there! Loving this nice warm weather :)
Lots of hugs...

{northern cottage} said...

oh my goodness - beyond gorgeous - isn't it great what a little bit of flowers can do to up an already beautiful room?! xo

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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a pretty mantel display with the tulips. I LOVE tin tiles too! Isn't this weather such a tease? I've got a bad case of spring fever. You've got a wonderful country style!

for the love of a house said...

your white tulips look beautiful on your mantel Amy! love all your bottles too.

happy (warm;)weekend!
joan

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

The tulips and lilies are so pretty, especially in the blue canning jars. You have a great collection!

We're having a warmer than normal winter too. We were in Chicago last week and even though that Chicago wind is biting cold, it appears that they are having an extremely warm winter too (for them!) :)

Enjoy your flowers.
Pam

Honey at 2805 said...

You mantel is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful white tulips! Thank you for sharing your wonderful postt at Potpourri Friday!

michelle said...

Such gorgeous photos Amy! I love your mantel. I love tulips too and I just picked some up last week too and they are so pretty. I love this mild winter, I could do this every year.
xoxoxo

Deanna said...

Howdy Amy! Kansas has taken a turn for cold so I'd imagine your cold weather is making her way to you in a few days!

It's been warmer than usual and I really enjoyed this mild weather, but in my heart I was wanting some of that there snow to cover the landscape and make everything look sooooo pretty.

Perhaps this week-end it will snow as the weather man said it would. The weather seems to go north of us and we miss out.

Your mantle is so pretty with white tulips. They really are a pretty pretty flower.

We planted some pink ones....hope they come out this spring.
God richly bless you!
d in kansas

Deanna said...

Howdy Amy! Kansas has taken a turn for cold so I'd imagine your cold weather is making her way to you in a few days!

It's been warmer than usual and I really enjoyed this mild weather, but in my heart I was wanting some of that there snow to cover the landscape and make everything look sooooo pretty.

Perhaps this week-end it will snow as the weather man said it would. The weather seems to go north of us and we miss out.

Your mantle is so pretty with white tulips. They really are a pretty pretty flower.

We planted some pink ones....hope they come out this spring.
God richly bless you!
d in kansas

On Crooked Creek said...

Amy,
Friendships are much like flowers...you just never know when they will bloom, but when they do, they bring so much cheer into one's life. I feel that way each time I open your blog! You are a treasure to my life! Lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

Chris said...

Hi Amy, you mantle is fabulous and I adore the white tulips. It has been a strange winter and it makes one wonder if we are going to have a spring. Thanks for sharing your pretty items. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks beautiful and the flowers really feel like spring!

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

I brought Some white tulips into my living room too. I love how happy and floppy they look. Your mantel looks beautiful.

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Yes, I love your mantel too, and your GARLAND! Great idea. (I know, I'm working backwards.)